Environment & Ecology
AN ECOLOGICAL MASTER PLAN FOR ADYAR POONGA CREEK & ESTUARY | Idea Design
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The project was initiated for the creation of an Eco-park in 58 acres to restore the ecological balance and raise public awareness on environmental issues. Later, the Government initiated an ambitious project to include and encompass the edge restoration of the Creek and Estuary as well. Finally, Ecological Master Plan was envisioned at a conceptual level for the Adyar creek and estuary [358 Acres] and a detailed ecological restoration plan and design was done for the Adyar Poonga [58 acres].
The Coromandel Coast refers to the stretch between Point Calimere, near the delta of the Kaveri River in the south, to the mouths of the Krishna River in the north along the Bay of Bengal. The coast is home to the East Deccan dry evergreen forests, which run in a narrow strip along the coast. It also has extensive mangrove forests along the low-lying coast and river deltas, and several important wetlands that provide habitat to thousands of migrating and resident birds.

The Adyar River, fed seasonally by the rains, originates from the Chembarambakkam and Sriperambatur tanks in the Chengalpattu district. It flows a distance of about 40 kilometers eastwards to join the Bay of Bengal in the southern part of Chennai City. Along its course, it is joined by the Mambalam drain, Buckingham Canal, and many sewage and stormwater drains of the city. Many significant historic buildings and institutions are also located on the banks of the Adyar.



 


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AN ECOLOGICAL MASTER PLAN FOR ADYAR POONGA CREEK & ESTUARY
Idea Design

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